Wednesday, January 28, 2009

British Colonist, 1858-1910

The British Colonist, 1858-1910 is a digitisation project presented by the University of Victoria and several libraries in British Columbia, Canada, to celebrate the 150th birthday of the Victoria Times Colonist newspaper, previously known as The British Colonist. The project has scanned over 100,000 pages of the newspaper from the turn of the century, and the texts can be downloaded.
A brief history of the newspaper is provided, as are search engines allowing searches by dates, keywords and phrases. There is also a very good historical calendar browse function.
Link: http://www.britishcolonist.ca/
Access: Free